Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories

2012 Edition
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Franz, Shepherd Ivory

  • David C. Devonis
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0463-8_92

Basic Biographical Information

Born: May 27, 1874; Died: October 14, 1933.

Franz took his Bachelor’s degree (1894) and Ph.D. (1899) at Columbia, studying mainly with Cattell with an interim stay at Leipzig with Wundt in 1896. He then went first to Harvard, where he was assistant in physiology with Henry P. Bowditch and W. T. Porter between 1899 and 1901 and undertook some of the earliest behavioral neuropsychological studies. In these, he experimentally removed trained behavior through brain ablation in cats, then retrained them, demonstrating the ability of undamaged regions to take over the functions of damaged parts (Franz 1902). He then taught physiology at Dartmouth until 1904 when Edward Cowles, founder of the psychological laboratory at the McLean Hospital in Waverly (Belmont), Massachusetts, nominated Franz to a position there in pathological psychology. There he served until 1906, when he moved to Washington D.C. The next year, on the invitation of the psychiatrist William...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGraceland UniversityLamoniUSA